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The beginner's guide to summer festivals: Rhythm and Vines edition

Friday 29th December 2017

What do you need for summer's hottest music festivals? We're here to help.


With the dreaded Santapocalypse finally behind us, it is now time to look ahead to the future and for the young movers and shakers of this country that can only mean one thing: summer music festivals.

Sure you’re there for the music (definitely cool and good) and the company (not at all drunk and gross). But let’s not forget style baby, and no matter how sincere your festival intentions the question of personal branding has never been more pressing.

So which festieval-goer will you be? What items do you need to live your best festival life? Fear not! We are here to help and with Lucy Zee’s summer festival starter packs™ you (yes, you!) have all the building blocks you need to make all your Instagram followers go oooh.

First up: Iconic Gisborne New Year’s festival Rhythm and Vines.


  • Flower crown
  • Bindi
  • Vans
  • Crochet bikini
  • Septum piercing 
  • Bandana
  • Cross earring
  • San Pellegrino water
  • Luxury Tent
  • Condoms
  • Raincoat
  • Deflated airbed
  • No reception phone
  • Muddy socks
  • Hot fries in a cup

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Lucy is a content creator for television and online and dedicates most of her spare time making memes and staying away from Wellington.
Katie is a journalist at The Wireless.
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